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Trump lifts foreign shipping restrictions for storm-hit Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump temporarily lifted restrictions on foreign shipping on Thursday to help get fuel and supplies to Puerto Rico as the U.S. territory reels from the devastation of Hurricane Maria. Trump, at the request of Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rossello, “has authorized …

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Puerto Rico seeks waiver of shipping restrictions to speed hurricane relief

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Puerto Rico officials pressed the Trump administration on Wednesday to lift a ban on foreign shipping between American ports as the U.S. island territory struggled with fuel, water and medical supply shortages one week after Hurricane Maria struck. Even as federal emergency management …

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With fuel and water scarce, Puerto Rico presses for U.S. shipping waiver

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico/NEW YORK (Reuters) – As Puerto Rico struggles with a lack of fuel, water and medical supplies following the devastation of Hurricane Maria, it is pressing the Trump administration to lift a prohibition on foreign ships delivering supplies from the U.S. mainland. The island’s governor is pushing …

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'Put people above debt,' Puerto Rico official urges amid Maria's devastation

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) – San Juan’s mayor urged the United States on Tuesday to prioritize “people above debt” as it helps rebuild from the devastation of Hurricane Maria, after President Donald Trump said that the island’s crippling debt “must be dealt with.” Maria slammed into the U.S. territory …

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